cod. 06175

Academic year 2023/24
2° year of course - Second semester
- Amelia BARILLI
Academic discipline
Patologia clinica (MED/05)
Scienze medico-chirurgiche
Type of training activity
14 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit


Learning objectives

The Course of Clinical Pathology is part of the Integrated Course of
Elements of Clinical Pathology and First Aid.
The course aims to enable the student to know and understand the main
laboratory tests, in order to achieve the ability to use the knowledge and
understanding gained in identifying the patient's problems related to the
work activity.


Mandatory propedeutic examinations are defined by the Course Council.
Relevant bases of Biochemistry, Physiology, Immunology and General Pathology should be adequately recalled.

Course unit content

The first lessons cover general topics regard to biological materials and
preparation of the patient.
The second part of the course covers the main laboratory tests in relation
to the work activity.

Full programme

The course will concern the following issues: -Introduction to laboratory medicine. -Laboratory haematology.
-The laboratory in renal failure.
-The liver disease laboratory.
-The laboratory in cardiovascular diseases.


G. Federici: Medicina di laboratorio – McGraw – Hill (last edition)

Teaching methods

The course will be conducted through interactive lectures in front of the students, with the aid of illustrative material that, at the end of the course, will be made available to students on Elly site at the pages of the course.
Lectures will be held on-site in compliance with safety standards, provided that further instructions are not implemented.
During the lessons we will discuss the issues related to laboratory tests and their interpretation topic will be exposed, encouraging students to ask questions on the basis of references that will be provided.

Assessment methods and criteria

Verification tests in progress will not be carried out. Final assessment will be carried out through oral examination, aiming to evaluate the communication and learning skills of the student, as well as his/her ability to judge the health status of the hypothetical patients.
When required, the exams will be conducted remotely through the Teams platform (guide
Students with SLD / BSE must first contact “Il centro accoglienza e inclusione” (
Each student will be asked questions on topics listed in the extended program. The inability to answer a question (or at least ascertained inability to provide a correct definition of the pathological phenomenon subject of the application) will result in not passing the exam.
The student will be evaluated with votes ranging from 0 to 30, with 18 being the lowest vote to positively pass the exam. The final vote will be decided by mutual agreement among the teachers of the integrated course.

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